I'm a former 500 Startups founder and exited CEO (Cladwell.com, 2019) who runs paid growth and landing pages for startups. I'm also a father of 5 kids living on the banks of the Ohio River.
We come in and lead your growth team in a weekly cadence (used by Science Inc. and 500 Startups) to measure and grow the metrics that matter. The #1 goal here = SPEED.
If you don't have someone on your team, my contractors can actually test and execute the ads on whatever platform you need: Facebook, LinkedIN, Google, etc...
Need a creative on your team? We can design the landing pages, write copy, shoot and edit photos / videos - whatever you need to make your brand come alive. We won't win any awards for our creative, but we WILL get you to $2mil ARR.
We tripled InsurGrid in <3mo - and we're just getting started!
We took frayt.com from $2k per week to $50k per week in revenue in 2020.
I highly recommend him as a partner to help with a wide range of business challenges and opportunities."
Having a fundraise coach is the same thing - We wouldn’t have a fair shot of fundraising without Blake’s perspective and that has been invaluable to us.
Through the carefully planned exercises and diligent coaching, we were able to pitch our start-up in a way which maximized our value to the investor. If you are a start-up preparing to raise capital, I highly suggest having Blake in your corner.
I will def be working with Blake on all our fundraising needs far into the future.
Good question - but frankly I don’t like your tone. Jk. Selling Cladwell after 7 years wasn’t this amazing financial outcome for me - but the team and product had a home and I came away with a lot of learning (more here if you want some deets). Anyway - I figure with a couple hrs I can drastically help other startups, and it allows me to kick fundraising for my current startup down the road a bit.
Long term I want to switch from doing any services for $’s and switch to more angel investing and services for equity. So short answer - yes - but less right now than I plan to do in the coming years.
Absolutely not. If you’re trying to meet someone in my network just email me and I’m happy to intro you for free. If someone is trying to charge for introductions RUN. That’s not what founders do.
Yes - I love teaching entrepreneurs about fundraising, growth, and the emotional journey of entrepreneurship. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to chat.
For growth I offer fixed fee or a lower base fee + success. I can bring on contractors to augment your team as needed (or not). For fundraising I charge a monthly fee (I’m not a broker-dealer so I can’t take a success fee.) For that you get 1hr/week of coaching and unlimited text and email coaching.